How to use a Pattern in Cricut Design Space

Learning how to use a pattern in Cricut will allow you to take your print then cut projects to the next level! Patterns allow you to elevate your designs and to add in some fun flair to a background or sticker!

If you haven’t yet learned how to upload a pattern into Cricut Design Space – Check out this tutorial before continuing.

With so many available patterns in Cricut Design Space, as well as the opportunity to Upload your own Pattern to Cricut Design Space, the options are endless with what you can do, and you only have a few steps to getting the best designs possible!

In this tutorial you will learn…

  • How to use a pattern in Cricut Design Space
  • How to edit patterns in Cricut Design Space

How to use a pattern in Cricut Design Space

Step 1

Select the shape you want to change, and click on the drop down under the Operation label.

Step 2

Select Print Then Cut.

Step 3

Click on the little square next to the drop down menu.

Step 4

Click on the Print type drop down menu, and select Pattern.

Step 5

Select the pattern you want to use!


You have successfully learned how to use the pattern feature in Cricut Design Space.

Now that you are able to use the pattern feature in Cricut, you might want to edit your pattern to fit your needs. Next up you can learn how to edit your pattern in Cricut Design Space

Edit Pattern in Cricut Design Space

On the same screen where you have selected your pattern, click on Edit Pattern at the bottom of the pop up.

Scale your Pattern

You can change the size of your pattern in Cricut Design space to be zoomed in and very large, or a bit more zoomed out, and have the elements smaller like you can see in the picture below.

The Scale feature for patterns in Cricut Design Space can be quite tricky to work with, and doesn’t always give me the results I want, so you may need to play around with this one a little bit to get the desired result.

Move your Pattern Up and Down

If you compare this pattern preview to the one above, you can see I moved the pattern a bit up and to the right. I did that by adjusting the Horizontal (to move up and down), and the Vertical (to move left/right) arrows.

Rotate & Flip

Place your pattern at an angle by choosing to rotate it 45 degrees. You can also flip the image horizontally or vertically too!

Enjoy making so many different things now that you have learned how to Use and Edit a Pattern in Cricut Design Space!

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